| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh.
The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Mercedes-Benz has leased a former Boeing airplane factory in Long Beach, but it isn’t saying what it plans to do with the more than 1-million-square-foot plant adjacent to the city’s airport.
City officials confirmed that the U.S. arm of the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Virginia Thorndike strolls through the garden in front of her Monkton home each morning, carefully observing the ways the flowers have changed from the previous day.
She sums up the feeling that overcomes her: "Gratitude."
Thorndike designed her...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:00 AM
LONDON — Traveling to London this summer or just curious about the current state of theatrical affairs? Here's my score card of the scene after a week spent scurrying in and around the West End.
"Strange Interlude" at the National Theatre
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
John Franzone Jr., founder of a Hunt Valley plastics manufacturing company who combined his love of the outdoors with flying, died July 19 of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 93.
The son of parents from Italy and Scotland, John Franzone Jr. was...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The state legislators representing Orange County unanimously asked a state water agency to approve Poseidon Water's permit to build a desalination facility in Huntington Beach, according to a statement by Poseidon Water.
The Thursday letter to Coastal...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:02 AM
A man was being treated at a Fresno hospital after being hit by flying debris during the demolition of an old power plant in Bakersfield on Saturday morning.
Pieces of metal ejected from inside the plant during the implosion had struck a 43-year-old...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Construction began this week on a trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore, meeting a state-imposed deadline, a company spokeswoman said.
But permits the city issued years ago to build the controversial 160-megawatt facility have expired, raising...
| Sep 4, 2013
Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal.
Almost every month, Batavia,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — Preparing for months of battle over who should pay the estimated $4.1-billion cost of permanently shutting down the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which closed in June, Southern California Edison has launched a public relations...